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?algija or Chalgiya (Macedonian language; Bulgarian language: ) is a Macedonian and Bulgarian music genre, often referred to as Pop-folk, which also is a subgenre of the old urban traditional folk music (starogradska muzika) of Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria.[1][2][3]

?algija is performed by ensembles called ?algii () with instruments such as a dajre (tambourine) and tarabuka (hourglass drum) providing percussion for ut (lute), kanun (zither), clarinet and violin.[4]

?algija or is an old part of the whole Macedonian and Bulgarian folklore art (this includes the rural folklore as well) and it should not be confused with Chalga (a contemporary Turbofolk music style in Bulgaria).[5]

See also


  1. ^ Georgiev, P.K. (2012). Self-Orientalization in South East Europe. Springer VS. p. 54. ISBN 9783531932712. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ Seeman, Sonia Tamar. "Macedonian ?algija: A Musical Refashioning of National Identity". ingentaconnect.com. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Macedonian chalgija - Dafino vino crveno (oro) - instrumental". youtube.com. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "?algija". tousauxbalkans.net. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Izvor Music News". izvormusic.com. Retrieved 2014.

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